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  • Team Room Requesting has CLOSED. 

  • We will allocate Team Rooms based on a combination of Team Size and the Date/Time of your request.  Once we assign specific rooms to teams, we will ask a responsible adult to sign a "Team Room Agreement."  We will email the Agreement form to Room POCs once we determine the final room allocation.

  • Requesting a room requires you to make a $75 Deposit. 

    • We use $50 of your deposit to purchase a gift-certificate to The Teacher Supply Store or Office Max for the teacher whose room you use.

    • If your room is returned in a clean manner, and the Teacher does not notify us of any post-event problems, then we return you $25 of your Team Room Deposit.

    • We expect to get 15-20 rooms from the school, but those numbers are based on past experience and not on an agreement with the school.

    • NOTE:  If the size of your team necessitates MORE THAN ONE ROOM, then you will be charged an additional $75 per room, which we will collect from the Team Room POC at the tournament site.

  • Final List of Team Rooms Requests ... as of 9AM on Thursday, 3/1/2018
    # Team Name Players Date of Request POC Paid?
    1 Roanoke City Public Schools (e.g. the Host School's Team Room(s) TBD n/a Mr. Tom Fitzpatrick n/a
    2 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology 30 12/6/2017 20:01 Ms. Karen Wiseman Yes
    3 Waddell Elementary 20 12/15/2017 0:34 Mr. Bob Danforth Yes
    4 Maggie Walker Governor's School 15 12/17/2017 22:23 Mr. Varun Natarajan Yes
    5 Old Donation School 20 12/18/2017 22:54 Ms. Christina Schweiss Yes
    6 Hampton Roads Chess Association 40 12/18/2017 22:57 Ms. Christina Schweiss Yes
    7 Bull Run Elementary School 25 12/27/2017 19:28 Mr. Suresh Ganesan Yes
    8 Alpha STEM Phoenix Chess Club 15 12/27/2017 22:42 Ms. Ya He Yes
    9 McNair Elementary School 35 12/28/2017 21:46 Mr. Paul Swaney Yes
    10 McNair Elementary  School 20 12/31/2017 10:02 Mr. Paul Swaney Yes
    11 Franklin County 27 1/18/2018 14:37 Mr. Chris Anderson Yes
    12 Kilmer Middle School 10 2/15/2018 12:15 Mrs. Stacey Heller Yes
    13 VA Commonwealth Chess Kids 15 2/28/2018 14:06 Mr. Joseph Calapati Yes
    14 Chess Tournament Headquarters n/a n/a Mr. Bart Mebane Yes

If you need information sooner, please contact Mike Hoffpauir by email to, or call Mike at 757-846-4805.